Government of the Federated States of Micronesia

New Zealand Offers Scholarships

PALIKIR, Pohnpei (FSM Information Service): April 2, 1997 - Acting President Jacob Nena on March 17, 1997, informed Secretary of the Department of Education Dr. Catalino Cantero of a communication from the New Zealand Ambassador in Kiribati, formally inviting the FSM to submit nominees for New Zealand scholarships for the 1998 academic year. The scholarships are available for study either in New Zealand or for study in a third country such as Fiji.

Nena in his communication to Dr. Cantero also attached copies of the new NZODA scholarship application form including the New Zealand Student Handbook for reference and information.

"Your office is requested to disseminate the information in all four states as soon as possible and to coordinate the application process so that we may submit the most qualified students to represent the FSM," Nena stated.

It is advised that the deadline for submission to the Department of External Affairs be August 1, 1997 so that we may meet Wellington's August 15 deadline. Please coordinate with the Department of External Affairs so that the application process for the 1998 academic year is objective, smooth and efficient and we are able to submit a list of qualified candidates in order to optimize benefits to the nation.

For further information on this release, please contact:

FSM Office of the President
Public Information: Press, Radio, Video
P.O Box 34
Palikir Station, Pohnpei, FM 96941
Tel.: (691) 320-2548/2092
Fax.: (691) 320-4356